YAKISUGU - HOW IT IMPROVES TIMBER

Yakisugi - Burning Cypress timber 

The process of Japanese burnt timber cladding starts off with choosing the right logs. When charring weatherboard it is important that you grade for straightness, grain density, and wood colour.

 

The heat conditioning of Yakisugi is intense, up to 2200 degrees  C to achieve the preferred level of char. The Japanese burnt timber process strengthens the timber's cell structure through burning off cellulose which improves stability. Then the wood is drenched at just the right moment to finish the hardening. and Pika-Pika (brushed twice). 

The heat conditioning of Yakisugi is intense, upto 2200 degrees  C to achieve the preferred level of char. The Japanese burnt timber process strengthens the timber's cell structure through burning off cellulose which improves stability. Then the wood is drenched at just the right moment to finish the hardening.

 

After fire conditioning the wood can be used with heavy Char soot layer which is the best for a long life product,  or brushed to knock down the soot layer in order to achieve the desired appearance.

 

Standard traditional products include Suyaki (original charred), Gendai (brushed once), and Pika-Pika (brushed twice).